BMW M6 Gran Coupe vs Mercedes-AMG E63 S Top Speed RunJuly 1, 2017
The BMW M6 Gran Coupe has everything it needs to become a future classic. The fact that BMW is pulling the 6 Series range, as we know it today, out of production, including its M models, to make room for the 8 Series, means the 6er moniker will be a rarity in the future. The M6 Gran Coupe is even rarer as there’s a big chance that if the 6 Series range gets revived in the future, the four-door coupe might not be a part of it.
With probably the best looks in the range right now and one of the best interiors BMW put together in recent years, the Gran Coupe is a crowd favorite wherever it goes. But apart from styling, the M car also comes with a lot of performance, especially in Competition Package guise, as is the case in the video posted below. Compared to the standard M6 Gran Coupe, the Competition Package comes with a couple of very well thought of upgrades, in the most important places.
Probably the most important change for a lot of people happened under the hood, where the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine was tuned to make 600 HP while the torque figure went up to 516 lb-ft (700 Nm). Those numbers help the M6 go under the 4-second benchmark when it comes to reaching 60 mph from standstill. All of this looks impressive, especially since the BMW comes with rear-wheel drive and launching this thing is definitely not an easy thing to do. But then again, the top speed of the M6 when fitted with the M Driver’s Package goes up to 305 km/h (189 mph) and that’s just obscene.
By comparison, the car the BMW is going up against in the video posted below comes with even more power and all-wheel drive -The new Mercedes-AMG E63 S, a 612 HP beast with 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque and AWD. Mercedes claims 62 mph will be reached in 3.4 seconds and we definitely believe them, considering the specs. This will be the arch rival of the new BMW F90 M5 when it comes out and we’re pretty sure BMW made sure its new M model will have what it takes to challenge the Affalterbach bruiser.
That said, considering the specs, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe is dangerously close in terms of performance to the Merc. Both cars are absolute missiles on the Autobahn and choosing between them will most likely come down to different aspects, not the horsepower figure, as both of them have more in that department than anyone really needs.